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Los Angeles-Seattle Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Lowest Price£77.68
Fastest Train30h 51m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Seattle right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles to Seattle. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Seattle?

In the last month, £101.97 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £86.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Seattle?

The distance between Los Angeles and Seattle is approximately 960 miles, or 1545 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 hours and 51 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles to Seattle are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Los Angeles to Seattle?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Seattle. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Seattle for £56.49.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Seattle?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to Seattle, Washington. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak51d 7h 30m£132.11
Amtrak Coast Starlight21d 9h 33m£108.43

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Seattle:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle has one train station:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

£106£71£35SepSep

Monthly average prices

£177£141£106£71£35JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

£157£126£94£63£313020100

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